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Thread: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Some public schools (like mine) still recite the pledge as a class in the mornings. Some do not.

    Should it be mandatory that all public schools recite the Pledge?
    No, it's social conditioning (aka brainwashing).
    That is very wrong.
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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    No! It’s like pledging allegiance to my gardener (an employee).
    Pledges of allegiance are traits of totalitarian states and are incompatible with a free society.
    The pledge of allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy, a Christian socialist.
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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    No, it's a waste of time. And in no case should it be mandatory, that's running up against serious separation of church and state issues.
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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    No. The school I went too did, but only a few recited it. Most kids didn't care, and really its a waste of class time.

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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No. The school I went too did, but only a few recited it. Most kids didn't care, and really its a waste of class time.
    Like Obama songs?

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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Like Obama songs?
    Yep, pretty much. The only place they wouldn't be a waste of time is in music class. I still don't think they're appropriate there, but at least they wouldn't be a waste of time.
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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Like Obama songs?
    My schools didn't sing songs to Obama. I think we stopped reciting the pledge in like third or fourth grade.
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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    I think it should be a mandatory part of school, but that kids can opt out of saying it if they chose to. Can we force foreign exchange students to pledge allegiance to our flag? Should we force anyone to pledge allegiance?
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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    No it shouldn't be mandatory in public schools. It is a waste of time and most kids don't even say it.

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